If coyote hunting is your focus, selecting proper camouflage (whether in clothing or in a "blind" set-up) is crucial due to the excellent eyesight of these animals. The environment in which you plan to hunt should be the main factor in selecting which camouflage pattern to use. If you will be hunting in the Western U.S. on open prairies, your selection will be much different than someone hunting in the dense, swampy woodlands of the Southeast U.S.
Typically, coyote hunting means sitting in a well camouflaged location and using calls and decoys to bring a coyote in to shooting range. The location for your blind set-up should be decided by access to unimpeded shooting lanes when the animal does come to the call or decoy. If a location is unproductive to your calling techniques, it's probably a good idea to move to another location within an hour or so. If it is a successful location and you were able to place a shot on a coyote, it is a good idea to be still and wait as another opportunity may present itself. Often multiple coyotes may be responding to your call, and the noise of gunfire isn't always a deterrent to them. Movement, however should be kept to a minimum while at a blind location. Predator calls can vary from expensive electronic calls to handheld wood or plastic calls with reeds that the hunter uses like a deer or duck call. The benefit of the electronic calls (even the less expensive ones) is that they can be placed and used in a location away from the hunter, thus reducing the chance that the hunter is detected when the animal responds to the call.
Ammunition choice is also important, though just about any .223/5.56 bullet can be used successfully in hunting coyotes. A few manufacturers (Hornady, Federal, Nosler) offer a varmint hunting line of ammunition, and any of these options would be a good choice. Even in heavily wooded hunting locations, the techniques used in coyote hunting (including accurate range estimation and the necessity to fire an accurate shot when the opportunity presents itself) will only make you a better marksman in other applications in which you use your rifle.
The same benefits can be acquired by feral hog hunting (or any hunting experience, really). While feral hogs do not have the amazing eyesight that coyotes and other predators do, their sense of hearing and smell are quite good. Much like coyote hunting, it is important to know where these animals are active and position yourself in a location to view the animal's movement while not allowing them to know of your presence. Techniques like still hunting and stalking can be used in feral hog hunting, where they may be counter-productive in hunting predators like coyotes and bobcats.
Once you are informed about these regulations, it may be helpful to research hunting techniques and locations specific to the area in which you will hunt. Local outdoor sporting goods stores may have staff that can offer assistance or point you to a place where you can find this information. The Internet has plenty of forums and websites devoted to predator hunting, and a fair amount of helpful information can be acquired by visiting them.
Predator hunting is a great way to increase your opportunities to use your AR-15 and can be a nice change of pace from target shooting or even professional, defensive training classes.
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